This workshop offers you the opportunity to learn, discover and explore the moody mountain peaks, roaring waterfalls, dramatic coastlines and unique volcanic rock formations of Scotland with passionate and like-minded enthusiasts, using the best photographic equipment on the market.

The Isle of Skye is probably one of the most iconic locations for great landscape photography. Moody mountain peaks, roaring waterfalls, dramatic coastlines, unique volcanic rock formations, natural woodland, beaches, lighthouses, and ancient castles. It’s a place of extremes – from the craggy outline of the Cuillin that dominate the landscape to the sheer cliffs and imposing headlands that descend down to peaceful bays and beaches. Its changing weather patterns create wonderfully atmospheric lighting conditions for photography and, given the right weather conditions, Skye can be an ideal location for glorious sunrises and sunsets.

BETTER MOMENTS & PHASE ONE EXPLORER is your gateway to working with top of the line equipment from Phase One, while simultaneously exploring one of the most scenic destinations on the planet.

We provide participants with exclusive access to the power and versatility of the Phase One Premiere XT Camera System and Capture One software, as well as continuous support and training from both Phase One experts and award-winning Better Moments photographers.

All our guests will receive exclusive Phase One equipment, software and training for use during this workshop, including:
Premiere XT Camera System sent directly to your private address for training before the workshop.
One-to-one Master Class with a Phase One expert prior to departure and after ended workshop.
CaptureOne Software training and support before and during workshop.
Follow-up training and support from Phase One after completion of workshop.


    • Teaching and training in the best techniques and personal hints and advises
    • Work in different lighting and with short/long exposure times and aperture.
    • How to handle equipment with care on location.



More about Tom D. Jones

Tom D. Jones is famous for his fine art photography, from which he has received numerous awards, for example the European Fine Art Photographer Of The Year 2009. He’s part of the prestigious association Master Qualified European Photographer and in 2012 he distinguished himself with the well deserved Hasselblad Master Award 2012 in Landscape/Nature.


On Location

  • You will learn how to approach the unique challenges of landscape photography. Tom D. Jones will use his experience from his many years of professional work to help you maximize your photographic opportunities with landscape photography.
  • Teaching and training in the best techniques and personal hints and advice.
  • Composition and focus on lines, golden section, perspective, foreground, middleground and background.
  • Work in different lighting and with short/long exposure times and apertures.
  • How to handle equipment with care on location.
  • Private hands-on lessons that can help take your photography skills to the next level.

In Classroom

  • Expert review and constructive criticism of the images taken during the day.
  • Portfolio review.
  • Workflow in Lightroom.
  • A Better Moments Certified Photo Instructor will be available during the entire workshop to offer assistance with camera settings, the basics of composition, guide and help in general.



Upon arrival in Edinburgh, our agenda begins with a guided walk through the historic streets of Old Edinburgh, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our path will lead us to some of the city’s most notable landmarks and scenic views.

Following dinner at the hotel, Better Moments will provide an informative introduction to the forthcoming The Isle of Skye workshop.


Embark with our cameras on a magical journey from Edinburgh to Skye, winding through the breathtaking Glen Coe Pass and pausing at the iconic Three Sisters. Set sail from Mallaig on a ferry to Skye, and don’t miss your chance to capture the wonder of the Glenfinnan Viaduct – the legendary ‘Harry Potter Bridge’.

We begin the day with a serene trek to The Old Man of Storr. As the afternoon unfolds, journey to The Quiraing, where the vast landscapes of the Trotternish Peninsula unfurl before you. Witness the synergy of The Quiraing’s rugged terrain and the majestic Old Man of Storr, enhanced by the gentle afternoon glow. With the day stretching till twilight, we ensure you’re positioned at prime locations for the perfect sunset, capturing the hills bathed in soft luminescence and crowned with dramatic cloud formations. Post-dinner, join Tom and Better Moments for an insightful session on photo enhancement using Capture One, Photoshop, and Lightroom, transforming your captures into masterpieces.

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Discover the art of coastal photography as we embark on a boat journey from Elgol to the serene Loch Coruisk, nestled within the embrace of the Cuillin Hills. Not only will our voyage grant us unparalleled views around the lake, but it also offers a rare opportunity to observe a thriving seal colony on the islets shadowed by the Cuillin range. A harmonious blend of nature and photography awaits.
After a nice dinner, a workshop about unique Landscape photography by Tom.


The Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle is a location dominated by the Cuillin Hills. The water running off the hills flows down into the glen via a series of picturesque rocky waterfalls. After lunch, we continue to Neist point. The beautiful lighthouse, located at the most western point of the Duirinish Peninsula, is astonishing, with the dramatic and extremely photogenic cliffs surrounding the lighthouse. The location also offers the opportunity to see whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks – if we are lucky.
After dinner, objective criticism by Tom on today’s pictures, and advice about how to optimize your photographic skill

Embracing the ever-changing canvas of Scottish weather, we’ve prudently allotted an additional day in our itinerary. This provides the perfect opportunity for photography enthusiasts to revisit and refine their shots in cherished locations on Skye or uncover fresh vistas awaiting their lens. After our dinner.

Another great evening with a great lecture about travel and landscape photography by Better Moments and Tom.




On our drive back to Edinburgh we will captur the historic essence of the Sligachan stone bridge, cradled by hills and bearing the waters of the Cuillin. Then, step into a scene from lore at Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most iconic and photographed fortresses, offering a true ‘Braveheart’ ambiance. Conclude this enchanting Highland escapade with a memorable evening in Edinburgh, where a farewell dinner, accentuated by the rich notes of genuine malt whisky, awaits you.


After breakfast, we depart for the airport.

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“I have very fond memories of my workshop in Scotland with Better Moments and Tom D Jones. Of course, the Isle of Skye is a fabulous playground for photographers and landscapes lovers: old stones and rocks with unreal shapes are everywhere; so is water: rivers, waterfalls, sea waves, raindrops falling on you head (!). And then there’s this crazy light in the sky of the Hebrides…

The workshop was a good balance between indoor technical sessions and outdoor shooting sessions. It’s important to know, as the weather can be quite unpredictable there. The organisation of the trip was top-notch and our “accomodation” in the heights of Portree was probably one of the nicest hotels in this area.

Besides all this, there is Tom. He’s not only capable of talking about the right settings to use with your camera. No, the most important thing is his ability – always with kindness – to push you outside your comfort zone: the best composition is the thing to look for, before anything else. First of all, he tells you to move, move, and move again in order to find a better perspective, a better foreground, a better reflection. He doesn’t care to put his feet in the water because photographers should “suffer” a little, make some efforts and do their best if they really want to produce something different, more personnal, and more personally rewarding.

Tom knows that. And if you follow his advice, who knows? – you could meet Tom in the same place you finally decided to go by yourself, and that will be rewarding too.”

Laurent Guigue, France


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  • October 2nd – 9th 2024
  • 8 Days
  • Number of guests: 6-12
  • Local transport
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and lunch included, but not dinner
Not included
  • Travel to and from the workshop destination
  • Visa and taxes
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel Insurance



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    • € 6.650 in shared double room.
    • € 6.950  in single room.
    • All prices are per person.
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IMPORTANT: The program will be flexible to make the best use of the locations, the light and the prevailing weather conditions.
Better Moments will arrange one pickup transfer and one return transfer to the airport on the arrival- and the departure day.
There are several flights, many on a daily basis to and from international airports, possibly with a change in Manchester or Dublin.VISA
You must have a valid passport from before the start of your journey to Scotland. Visitors outside UK and EU may need a visa, otherwise you can stay as long as required. Please check with the local embassy and read more at http://www.visitscotland.com/travel/information/passports-visas-customs
The weather can change very quickly on Skye – so bring good clothes! Luckily, forecasting has improved much and generally forecasts for the next 12-24 hours will be very accurate.
July is the hottest month on the Isle of Skye with an average temperature of 13°C (55°F) and the coldest is January at 4°C (39°F). The wettest month is October with an average of 152 mm of rain.
The main language spoken in Scotland is English, while Scots and Scottish Gaelic are minority languages. The dialect of English spoken in Scotland is referred to as Scottish English.
The monetary currency used is British Pound (GBP).
The Isle of Skye (an t-Eilean Sgiathanach in Gaelic) takes its name from the old Norse sky-a, meaning ‘cloud island’, a Viking reference to the often-mist-enshrouded Cuillin Hills.
A bridge connects to the mainland since 1996.
Skye is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides.
Skye covers an area of 1,656 km2 (639 sq mi).
The highest elevation is Sgùrr Alasdair 993 metres (3,258 ft).
There’s only a small population of 10,008 people.
Portree is Skye’s largest and liveliest town. Its name (Gaelic for King’s Harbour) commemorates James V, who came here in 1540 to pacify the local clans.
Skye also has many cozy pubs and restaurants; there are also dozens of art galleries and craft studios.
Emergency phone number: 999 and 112. Non-urgent calls to 101.
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